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Tu B’shvat and the Trees 5777

Over the centuries there have been many ways to celebrate Tu B’shvat: property assessment, mystical connection to the natural world, planting trees to claim land, and laying foundations. It’s a holiday with roots in Biblical agricultural law and expressions to the divine. If we focus just on planting, we both diminish the — of the […]


Inclusive Tu B’Shevat Seder

RESCHEDULED Join Yachad, Congregation Shaarei Tefillah, K’Sharim and Ganei Beantown for an inclusive Tu B’Shevat Seder celebrating the new year of the trees. Over the course of the evening we’ll journey through the seasons and explore our relationship to the natural world. In its 20th year, this family event includes wood crafts, songs, movement, Tu […]

calendula seeds

Saving your own seeds

Co-sponsored by The Trustees, a statewide land trust, and hosted at City Natives, a half-acre horticulture learning center and native plant nursery in Mattapan, our hands-on Seed Saving workshop was taught by the fabulous Michelle de Lima, Engagement Manager of Boston Community Gardens on August 18, 2016.   We opened with discussion of the myriad […]


Tu Bishvat 5776

Tu Bishvat is a busy time for Ganei Beantown! Tu Bishvat, the 15th of the month of Shvat, serves a legal purpose. Jewish law forbids eating the fruit of a tree in the land of Israel before it is three years old. Tu Bishvat was instituted as the day when all the trees aged a […]

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Guilt Free Gelt: Creating a fair trade Chanukah

Chanukah is a holiday that celebrates the fight against oppression and injustice. To add elements of sweetness to our celebration, we’ll explore making our own chocolate, from bean to bar, and how we can observe the holiday in a way that provides freedom for others and dedicate ourselves to fair treatment and trade. Nobody turned away […]

BBK 2015

Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen

Taste inspired modern updates on traditional Jewish favorites! Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen is Boston’s premier Jewish food celebration, exploring the culinary imagination of the area’s biggest chefs. Featuring food and drink from: Craigie on Main * Lumiere * La Morra * The Fireplace * Catalyst * Mei Mei Street Kitchen * Sycamore * The Chubby Chickpea […]

Keshet Cabaret 2015

Keshet Cabaret

A night of amazing entertainment to raise funds for Keshet’s work for full LGBTQ inclusion in Jewish life. Featured Performers: Julie Goldman: As a headlining standup performer, Julie Goldman has three TV comedy specials under her belt. You can find Goldman on Bravo’s new show, The People’s Couch. Jessica Halem: Comedian and activist, Halem was trained at […]

Limmud Pop-up

How will you honor this 466th shmita year? Planting for Pesach: Tu Bishevat: an ideal time to start planting for our seder tables. –Ganei Beantown Just One Planet: Honoring Our Dark Emotions & Moving Forward: An interactive, experiential workshop where we will share our emotional responses to climate change and other environmental issues. Let’s process & honor […]

cocktails and community 2013

Amazing Tu B’shvat programming coming up!

The 15th of Shvat is the Tu Bishvat holiday, a biblical New Year used as the birthday for determining the age of fruit trees as they relate to tithing expectations. Its celebration has been a journey from jubilation before the Lord and communal responsibility to planting parsley in Styrofoam cups in synagogues across America. How […]